Creature — Dwarf Soldier
Vigilance (Attacking doesn't cause this creature to tap.)
Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
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|Commander 2020 (C20)||Uncommon|
|Magic Game Night (GNT)||Uncommon|
|Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Aerial Responder occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Aerial Responder Discussion
2 months ago
How about 4 Heliod, Sun-Crowned instead of 4 Ritual of Rejuvenation? The ritual gains you only 4 life and draws you just one card. That is a pretty terrible rate and does not really impact the boardstate. Heliod, on the other hand can act as a creature and is really hard to kill. His static ability is super good and is a great pay off for all the life gain in your deck. The 1W ability to give lifelink to a creature is also very important, as it can giver, for example, your 5/5 ajani's pridemate lifelink and gain you some life while giving it a counter. Odric, Lunarch Marshal also doesn't seem very good as it can only give lifelink, flying and firststrike. I feel like maybe one or two might be good in the deck since its legendary and does cost a lot of mana. Lastly, Aerial Responder doesn't seem to be particularly good. Sure, it has flying, firstrike and lifelink, but it is still a 3 mana 2/3. Something like Spectral Procession seems much better. It synergizes very well with the soul sisters and gives you 3 1/1 fliers. Combined with heliod and a few of the soul sisters, Spectral Procession can sometimes make 3 2/2 or 3/3 or maybe even 4/4 fliers!
3 months ago
4 months ago
Hey Haydenc553. The first thing I would so is sub in a better removal piece like Banishing Light or Oblivion Ring for Smite. I was trying to stay on flavor but Smite's just not that good a card. If you're going to play Thalia's Lieutenant, you want to maximize the number of humans, so sub Thraben Inspector for Cenn's Tactician and Preeminent Captain for Aerial Responder (at least not decreasing humans there). You can put in three Thalia's for a Ballyrush Banneret and two Veteran Armorsmith. That would be initial thought at least - you might need to test it out a bit.
4 months ago
Hey, since your deck is low budget consider adding more cards to take advantage of your best card? Your best card is Tymna :)
You have the right idea with wanting to add Kunoros and Kambal. Kunoros because of menace evasion, lifelink and it's a hatebear. Kambal because he can be a repeatable source of life gain. With Tymna you want more creatures who have evasion so they can more easily do combat damage.
White has many good budget flying creatures. Hatebears who fly and can also disrupt your opponents are good in multiplayer Commander: Aven Mindcensor, Kinjalli's Sunwing, Hushbringer, Tomik, Distinguished Advokist, Archon of Absolution. Flying creatures who can create flying tokens: Emeria Angel, Archon of Sun's Grace can be repeatable sources of flying creatures. You also want more repeatable sources of life gain to safely keep triggering Tymna: Soul Warden, Soul's Attendant, Wingmate Roc, Answered Prayers.
Cards that create flying tokens are nice to go wide which helps to attack more than one opponent. Spirit Bonds and Sacred Mesa can be repeatable source of flying tokens. Lingering Souls, Spectral Procession, Battle Screech, Midnight Haunting create flying tokens. Entreat the Angels can create a lot of 4/4 Angels. With more creatures with flying then you can play Sephara, Sky's Blade who has a powerful effect for flying creatures, has lifelink and other flying creatures reduce her casting cost.
Other budget cards ($1-$2 or less each) to consider adding:
- Lands: Command Tower, Tainted Field, Esper Panorama, Terramorphic Expanse, Ash Barrens, Orzhov Basilica
- Ramp: Talisman of Hierarchy, Dark Ritual, Heraldic Banner
- Fliers: Remorseful Cleric, Healer's Hawk, Vampire Nighthawk, Aerial Responder
- Tutors: Diabolic Tutor
- Removal: Swords to Plowshares, Kaya's Guile, Mortify
- Removal: Heliod's Intervention, Cleansing Nova
I offer more advice including what cards to cut. Would you like more advice?
Good luck with your deck.
7 months ago
Hey, there's a mono white archetype in Modern called Soul Sisters. What you have here is a twist on that strategy.
The Sisters are Martyr of Sands,Soul's Attendant and Soul Warden. These are the repeatable life gaining sources to give you a consistent source of life gain and a consistent play turn one. Martyr is a fast way to gain life to activate Serra Ascendant or pump Ajani's Pridemate. Ascendant is by far your best threat to win a game and reason to want to gain life; Martyr can get you to 30+ life fast.
Squadron Hawk is a good two drop with this strategy giving you four potential creatures to gain life with and it has flying. Hawk is like draw putting up to three cards into your hand which is good with Martyr to have a better opportunity to gain life with her since you will have more white cards in your hand. I also like the interaction of Martyr and Lone Rider Flip as a way to gain three or more life for one mana.
Flying is the best evasion you can give the rest of your attacking creatures with Odric, Lunarch Marshal and he does seem good with Ajani's Pridemate, but I think 4x Odric is too much. Odric as a four drop isn't good by himself, he requires other creatures to be good to use his combat trigger. You only want to cast Odric if you have an established battlefield of creatures to get his combat trigger and having a flier helps too.
Hawk seems better here than Aerial Responder since Hawk fills your hand with creatures and it also has flying. Tokens are good with the Sisters; Spectral Procession is three flying Spirits for three mana. Procession with a Warden or Attendant on the battlefield can pump Pridemate at least three times. For three mana Procession seems more impactful than Ritual of Rejuvenation. 4x Ritual, 4x Revitalize and 2x Reviving Dose seems too many cards for this effect and Revitalize is better than the others. Gaining life and drawing is important, but creatures are more important.
Cards to consider adding:
- 4x Martyr of Sands
- 3x Soul's Attendant
- 4x Squadron Hawk
- 3x Spectral Procession
- 1x more Secluded Steppe
Cards to consider cutting:
- 4x Ritual of Rejuvenation
- 2x Reviving Dose
- 4x Aerial Responder
- 3x Auriok Champion
- 1x Odric, Lunarch Marshal
- 1x Lone Rider
Attendant being a one drop I think is better than the color protections of Champion who is a two drop and both have the same repeatable life gain ability. Champion could be a sideboard card, but not sure you even need him. Champion and gaining life is great hate against mono red and burn, but the strategy here is gaining life even without Champion. Good luck with your deck.
7 months ago
21- Plains 4 - Sungrace Pegasus 4 - Knight of the White Orchid 4 - Aerial Responder 3 - Ajani's Pridemate 3 - Fencing Ace 2 - Stone Haven Medic 2 - Gideon's Company 2 - Twinblade Paladin 2 - Impassioned Orator 4 - Desperate Lunge 4 - Gideon's Reproach 3 - Riot Control 1 - Ajani, Inspiring Leader
Any help would be appreciated; whether cards need to be replaced or maybe even going multi-colored instead of mono white.
9 months ago
Darksteel Myr is to slow.. Oketra does the same for 1 Mana more, but much much better.
Swiftfoot Boots also slows you down. You want to play creatures to share their static abilitys. So stick with creatures, creature removal, hand disruption.
10 months ago
This deck looks really fun, the only card I don't like is the trigon of mending which could be an Aerial Responder